It’s not everyday that we get to take our kids out on the farm with us. It’s hard, as any of you with a toddler can imagine, to get much done with a 4 month old and an almost 2 year old tagging along. But one thing that is pretty easy is looking at fields, because who doesn’t love wide open spaces to run and dirt to play in?!
Hoot in his short life so far has probably looked at acres of dirt and more rows of crop than most adults. He’s been a trooper from the very beginning, and in many ways I think it’s because, well, he just doesn’t know any different.
When it’s said that farming isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life. I think experiences like these are what they are talking about. It didn’t matter that it wasn’t a “workday”, it didn’t matter that we had our kids in tow, all that mattered is that fields needed to be checked and we got it done. This wasn’t our kids’ first and it won’t be their last “family farming” time, this is how farming gets into your blood, this is how you continue a legacy.